OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has named Patrick Pickerill to a vacant associate district judge position in Pawnee County.
Pickerill, of Cleveland, has been in private practice since 1995 with Pickerill Law Offices, a general practice law firm that focuses on wrongful death cases, trusts and real estate. He also has served as a municipal judge for Oilton and city attorney for Jennings.
Pickerill has served the past eight years as president of the Pawnee County Bar Association. He also is a member of the Osage Nation Bar Association.
In 2005, Pickerill was named the attorney advocate of the year by the Oklahoma Court Appointed Special Advocates, a volunteer position that acts as a child advocate in the juvenile court system.
Pickerill replaces former Associate District Judge Matthew Henry, who resigned.